Social Value Programme Manager, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- Social Value
- Collaborative Working
- Chair of WM Regional SV Taskforce
Carol has 12 years’ experience working in the public sector within the Procurement department at Solihull MBC. As the Council’s Social Value Programme Manager since May 2019 and being dedicated 100% to the Social Value programme, it is now embedded into the Procurement and Contract Management processes. Through development of a Social Value Policy, implementing TOMs in collaboration with Social Value Portal, and engaging with colleagues, partners and suppliers to raise awareness of Social Value, Solihull MBC are now starting to achieve the benefits that Social Value can bring to the local community within the Borough. In recognition of her work, Carol, on behalf of SMBC, received the award for “Embedding Social Value in Contract Management; Project award” at the National SV Awards in February 2021.
Carol is an active member of Social Value UK, a member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, and has been a speaker at the National Social Value Conference 2021 and the Welsh National Social Value Conference 2020. She is also the newly appointed chair of the WM Regional Social Value Taskforce.